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Healthy Cities from the Bottom Up: A Human-centred Approach to Urban and Transport Planning

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  • UserDr Andy Hong, Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health, University of Oxford. World_link
  • ClockWednesday 18 March 2020, 12:30-13:30
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The rise of chronic diseases coupled with rapid urbanisation presents both challenges and opportunities for cities around the world. However, much of the contemporary urban planning paradigm still rely on top-down approaches to urban development focused on automobility. A more integrated approach to urban and transport planning that supports human-scale urban development is needed. This requires collecting and analysing vast amounts of big data while integrating more nuanced and contextualised information about human behaviours and risk factors.

In this talk, I will discuss some of the key health challenges linked to urban and transport planning, and share lessons and experiences from my research to support and guide local decisions and investments to make healthy cities from the bottom up.

This talk is part of the MRC Epidemiology and CEDAR Seminars series.

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